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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo Da Vinci This is evident in Muji Hotel, which was recently launched in Ginza, Tokyo. A dream come true for fans of Muji and the creatives who are obsessed with white space and simple aesthetic, you know that...read more
Japan has a reputation as being one of the most expensive countries in Asia, and you’re correct to a certain extent. But we're here to tell you that enjoying good food in Japan doesn't necessarily have to be expensive. For the budget conscious travellers, you would...read more
Unlike Europe, Japan has limited options for overnight trains from Tokyo. Japan’s Shinkansen high-speed railway network which speeds up to 200 mph only operates in the day and is closed from midnight till 6am. However, there is another travel alternative that can get...read more
Now for those in Asia, you don’t have to endure the logistics of flying 14 hours to London to dine in this upmarket 24/7 restaurant. London restaurant Duck & Waffle has recently announced its first international outpost to be in Hong Kong which is set to open this...read more
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The digital age has made us more interconnected than ever before, but this interconnectivity has come at a cost. Everything is on our phones right now, and the subtle pressure to constantly upkeep our social media and work is draining our physical and mental batteries...read more
I remember standing in the pouring rain, shivering while waiting in line at Ramen DANBO, a Japanese Ramen restaurant that served Fukuoka-style Tonkotsu ramen in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver. Granted it seems weird to be having Japanese fare in a...read more
Autumn seems to be the best season — summer has just passed and temperatures are cooling down, winter is surely coming but not quite here yet, leaving us with weather that is neither too hot nor too cold, settling right at that sweet spot. Along with the...read more
Telok Ayer is a unique enclave in Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD), with a rich history spanning back to the days of Sir Stamford Raffles. Back in the day, Telok Ayer was actually one of the primary streets designated by Raffles for the Chinese community....read more
LATEST EAT & DRINK
Few things unite us more than the universal quest for good food.
It seems like almost everyone is waiting with bated breath for the next big food trend to sweep the world. And we totally get it, bizarre food combinations or funky flavours are a trendy topic, injecting new life into the food world that can get stale for an everyday...read more
The bubble tea flame is burning the brightest it has ever been in Singapore. With a new establishment opening per week it almost seems like, one would think that there’s a hidden KPI (Key Performance Indicator) issued down from some large, overlord Taiwanese F&B...read more
Mention "Afternoon Tea" and the first thought that comes to mind is most likely the high class affair that has so defined the British social custom. I think it’s amazing how such a long-lasting tradition has remained steadfast in British culture. In Singapore, an...read more
The Hong Kongers have their congee and wanton mee. Singaporeans have their prata and kaya toast. But what do the Taiwanese enjoy for their mornings? A lot has been said about their street food but if you’re making a visit to Taipei, we highly recommend you get a taste...read more
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Tan Hua Lin Art Village is one of Wuhan’s foremost destinations for anyone looking to spend a lazy day out. But the conservation zone, reclaimed from an old village and transformed into an eclectic enclave of cafes, restaurants and push carts offers so much more than...read more
Mention Chiang Mai and most people will have the impression of lazy afternoons and golden temples. They’re not wrong, but Chiang Mai’s unique location in the north of Thailand also means a culture that is especially different. Think Peranakan but Thai-style! Chiang...read more
Ah Vietnam, the land of Pho and Banh Mi. Oh what wouldn’t I give to have a comforting bowl of Pho right about now. The complex burst of flavours from the broth and silky smooth rice noodles that just slides down. Interestingly, Thailand, particularly its capital of...read more
If you asked me which city to go for a grad trip, I’d say go to Berlin! Even better take up an internship there as Berlin is one of the most affordable cities in Europe. Oh, and did we mention that most of the people in this city speak English? It’s rare to hear...read more
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Image by johnedwardjames via Instagram. 18 July, Thursday GERMANY, Bavaria - Perched on a hill in Southwest Bavaria, the Neuschwanstein Castle is quite possibly the closest you can get to a real life fairytale Disney castle (save the one actually in Disneyland)....
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Image by harimaolee via Instagram.15 July, MondayCHINA, Chongqing - Whoever thinks books are a dying trade should pay a visit to the Zhongshuge bookstore in Chongqing, China. Mind-boggling to the extreme, the central lobby’s design is M.C. Escher meets Penrose. Floor...
Image by johnedwardjames via Instagram. 15 July, Monday AUSTRIA, Hallstatt - This small beautiful Alpine village along the western shore of Austria’s mountainous Salzkammergut region is one of the hottest travel destinations in Europe. With centuries-old gingerbread...
Image by johnedwardjames via Instagram.14 July, SundaySLOVENIA, Lake Bled - The sound of church bells ringing draws your gaze over the water to Bled Island, sitting quietly in the middle of Lake Bled. The Church of the Mother of God has since become the poster photo...
Image by johnedwardjames via Instagram. 13 July, Saturday ITALY, Dolomites - Located in northeastern Italy, the Dolomites is a mountain range forming a part of the Southern Limestone Alps. Look out of your window and you’ll be greeted with an idyllic picture of pine...